6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash
Starting a business requires money for various start up expenses. You’ll need to decide whether you’ll operate as a sole proprietorship, LLC or corporation. Other legal expenses are filings for business name, business license, business insurance and business bank account. Are you going to create your business and financial plans or pay a professional to do them? Same for your book keeping and accounting systems. Don’t forget your domain name, website and marketing start up costs. You can see, it does take some money to formally start any business.
There are certain types of businesses you can start with little money, other than the typical start up costs. Some businesses don’t require costly equipment, products or a store or office. There are service type businesses that can be performed with an investment of time instead of money. A commercial parking lot litter removal business is one example. All you require to perform the service are simple hand tools. Work full or part time based from home. I’ve been successfully operating this business since 1981 and I can personally show you how to do the same.
Jayson Demers writes more about the type of businesses that can be performed with an investment of time rather than money. Check it out.
After you get your business started and start earning revenue, your lack of startup capital will become less of a problem. You can reap the profits from your venture and reinvest them, or use them to start an even bigger business. Read more…
This Old-School Marketing Technique Can Triple Your Responses | Inc.com
Direct mail marketing, regarded as old-school or junk mail by some people, is still paying off for many smart entrepreneurs. Direct mail can produce a better response rate than digital marketing techniques according to a recent report as well as the experience of many marketers.
When done correctly, the return on investment is impressive. The more tightly you specify your mailing list, the better your response rate. Rates can almost double when you use your “house list” of existing customers and opt-in recipients. That’s significantly superior to the response rates scored by all of the tracked digital methods, according to the Direct Marketing Association’s 2016 Response Rate Support.
What’s a good response rate to a direct mailing? People want a hard number such as 1%, 2% or 5%. A successful mailing is one that makes money. Last, but not least, a direct mail marketing campaign is a sustained effort over time. So mail often!
Check out the article written by Etelka Lehoczky. Using these strategies, you can turn “junk mail” into customers.
Outsourcing your mailings to a specialist shop means you won’t need to study postal regulations, mailing-list composition, or what’s ominously called “list hygiene.” Direct mail must be sorted by ZIP code and route, and doing that “improperly might cost an additional two pennies per piece,” says Brian Johnson, owner of Mail Shark, a direct-mail services company. Read more…
10 Low-Cost Business Ideas
Lack of start-up capital can often times be enough to deter want-to-be entrepreneurs from starting their own businesses. There’s no need to give up the dream. For those on a limited budget there are few low-cost business ideas that can be started with almost no start-up costs. Many service oriented businesses can be started from home and grown into highly profitable ventures. There are many types of cleaning services, for example, that can be started out this way. I started a litter cleanup service outside commercial properties with about $200 in 1981, and turned that small investment into a highly profitable business that I continue to operate today. Here are another 10 business ideas with almost no start-up costs written by Shannon Gausepohl.
What are you passionate about? Yoga? Baking? Web design? If you know something inside and out, you can help others enrich their lives by offering virtual classes. Create downloadable instructional packets and videos, or schedule real-time Skype lessons with clients. Another option for aspiring educators is to start a virtual or home-based tutoring service. Read more…
5 Reasons Why You Need A Mentor
I found a great article written by Flo Falayi – 5 Reasons Why You Need A Mentor. Mentors do many things for you; coach, motivate, challenge, protect and share their experience .
You can benefit from my 35 years experience operating a commercial parking lot litter removal business. I provide FREE consulting to anyone who has purchased my book, Cleanlots, that details how to start and operate America’s simplest business. It’s almost as easy to do as a walk in the park!
This business provides me with a comfortable lifestyle. I can show you how it can do the same for you. Cleanlots customers can call me during office hours or email me questions for their FREE mentoring from myself.
In short, mentors provide undeniable counsel and resources that are not necessarily or readily available or accessible. One of the key realities on our journey is the fact that you will discover that you can not ‘do,’ ‘go’ or ‘be’ all you can be all by yourself. You will eventually need people and people will need you. Read more…
5 Reasons for Starting a Cleaning Business
Starting a cleaning business can be simple and inexpensive. Brian Winch built his own successful commercial litter cleanup business and has over 30 years experience in his industry. He also teaches others how to start their own litter cleanup business. Here are 5 reasons for starting a cleaning business and being part of a rewarding industry.
- Make Big Money. The cash flow in a cleaning business is excellent. You can make money every day as you receive payments from your contracted clients on a rolling basis. It’s possible to bring in $50,000 a year working part time and over $100,000 a year full time as a one person operation. You can grow your business as big as you want!
- Low Cost Start Up. Your equipment consists of simple and inexpensive hand tools, you can operate your business from home and you can market to your target client prospects without great expense.
- Recession Proof. Buildings will always need to be cleaned. Brian has experienced 3 recessions and none had any effect on his business.
- No Experience Necessary. This is such a simple business that most anyone who is self-motivated can quickly and easily develop the skills necessary for their business to succeed.
- Career Satisfaction. You should derive satisfaction from the fact that you’re providing a valuable community service. You set your own hours and are free when your work is done and not when the clock says you are. If you take responsibility and accountability for your cleaning service, you’ll be successful. If you get a sense of satisfaction from helping your clients, your work will be meaningful and fulfilling.
Litter Licker Products by Hawkex | Property Cleanup | U.S. | Services
The Litter Licker hand tool makes cleaning up litter much easier, faster and more profitable. If you need to clean up a large area, such as a commercial property, this is the tool to use. I’ve been in the commercial litter clean up business for over 30 years and have found this to be the best tool on the market. Leave the lobby pans for the lobby. You can sweep small litter material such as cigarette butts as well as cups, cans or larger items into the collection bag. Simply empty when full into a waste dumpster. I’ve found that I can easily clean a property consisting of a parking lot, sidewalks and surrounding landscape because it’s bag capacity and it’s light weight. The Litter Licker is available from Hawkex Sales. 1 877 790 2829. Visit their website for more product information. http://www.litterlickerproducts.com/
Hawkex carries Litter Licker® products in sizes to suit all clean-up jobs, from picking up pet waste to raking leaves. We distribute to Canada and the U.S. Read more…
LegalZoom – Step by Step Guide on Starting your Business. – YouTube
LegalZoom has helped over a million business’s start their business. They make it easy with their step-by-step instructions. They can help with business legal organization to licensing. Save time and money with LegalZoom.
Step by Step Guide on starting your business using LegalZoom business incorporation Services. LegalZoom has helped a million businesses across the country in… See more…